Two gold miners, driven by greed, travel through the Appalachian Mountains at the end of the Georgia Gold Rush.

Created entirely in one week with no budget by GSU and UGA students, the film is shot on location in the Blue Ridge mountains and within Pettyjohn's Cave. Lighting was achieved entirely with flame - two kerosene hurricane lamps and a 70 year old carbide lamp provided all illumination. Shot on a 7D with hideously high ISO's.

Written and Directed by John Merizalde (
Cinematography and Grading by David Torcivia (
Starring Drue Herring and Joseph Rigdon
Makeup by Kim Kemp
Bestboy Daniel Forkner
Boom Operator Takashi Doscher
Edited by John Merizalde
Costumes by Erin Bushko
Props by Derrick Verner
Special Thanks to Matt Silva

Original Score by Ben Jackson
Score Recording by Matt Dunnaway
Sound Mixing and Editing by Mark Coughlin
Sound Effects by John Merizalde
Piano by Daniel Forkner
Double Bass by Drew Burkett
Trombone by Ben Jackson
French Horn by Matt Coppola

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